Online Petition Protests Target's Thanksgiving Opening For Black Friday Sales

Thousands are signing an online petition protesting Target's plans to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving to offer Black Friday sales.

The petition was reportedly created by a Target employee upset that the retail giant is opening on Thanksgiving and requiring employees to work instead of spending time with their families

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Target stores, including the one in Brentwood, will open their doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

As of Tuesday morning, there are more than 179,000 signatures on the petition.

(Check out the petition here.)

Target is joining other retailers, inlcuding Walmart, that are opening on Thanksgiving to get a jump on Black Friday holiday shoppers.

What do you think? Are Black Friday specials getting out of hand and starting to replace the Thanksgiving holiday itself? 


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